date bars from  the Kitchen of

This is a Glenbrook favorite!

These cookies are so good and just a small one is very filling. Come to think of it, a cup of the Lavender Earl Grey tea would compliment these cookies! Tea and cookies, what a treat.

 Date filling ( below)


 1 cup of the Dark Brown Sugar

 1 cup of Butter

 1 3/4 cup of all purpose flour or whole wheat flour

 1 1/2 cup of oatmeal

 1/2 teaspoon salt

 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon

 Heat the oven to 400 degrees. Grease the bottom and sides of 13x9x2 pan.

 Mix brown sugar and butter together. Stir in flour, oats, salt, baking soda and cinnamon

 Mix until crumbly. Press half of the cookie dough into the pan and then spread  your date filling over it. Top with the remaining crumb mixture.  Bake 20-30 minutes. They required careful attention after 20 minutes.. just watch.

Date filling

10 oz package of dates                                                                             
1/4 cup of sugar or honey                                                                          
 1  1/4 cup of water

Cook all ingredients over low heat about 10 minutes, stirring until thickened.  Cool 5 minutes or so.